Bombers evaluating Winnipeg native, RB/REC Anthony Coombs

The Bombers are evaluating whether Winnipeg native Anthony Coombs fits into the team’s roster.

“That’s a name on the list with a lot of other guys that we’re certainly looking at to see where they can fit in, if we think they can upgrade the roster,” Bombers general manager Kyle Walters said.

“That’s what we’re doing now with Ted, Danny, Ryan, myself – the coaches are busy focusing on B.C. You go through the status report and you start figuring out who can fit in and where do they fit in.”

The Argos released Coombs on June 5. Toronto traded up to selected Coombs third overall in the 2014 CFL draft.

Coombs played in 53 games for the Argos registering 170 receptions for 1,539 yards and four touchdowns and rushed 38 times for 194 yards and one touchdown. He managed to play in just two games during the 2018 season due to an ankle injury.

The University of Manitoba product won a Grey Cup with Toronto in 2017. The 26-year-old finished his Bisons career with 2,232 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns while adding 51 receptions for 840 yards and 11 touchdowns.

It’s possible to imagine creative Bombers offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice creating a role for Coombs, but that is yet to be determined.

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